May. 17, 2019

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#Listrak\DateStampLong# The latest news from the State Capitol

58th District’s Newest Eagle

 
Congratulations to David Rogers on earning his Eagle Scout award. A member of Troop 239 and the son of Rich and Amanda Rogers, for his Eagle project David converted a flower bed at the Madison Cemetery into a paved seating area. I was honored to present David with a House citation during his Court of Honor this past weekend.


Holding Municipal Elected Officials Accountable
Last week, I introduced legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow municipal elected officials to be removed from office for lack of attendance at public meetings.

House Bill 1444 would allow for the removal of a member of a municipal governing body for failure to attend more than 50 percent of the scheduled meetings in a calendar year. The remaining members of the board would then request the municipal solicitor to begin proceedings to vacate the office. A Constitutional amendment must pass the Legislature in two consecutive sessions before going to the voters for approval.

The bill was referred to the House Local Government Committee for review.
 

Supporting Our National Guard Members and Their Families
Recognizing the sacrifices made by the families of Pennsylvania National Guard Members, the House approved legislation to provide them with education benefits.

House Bill 1324 would extend our current Pennsylvania National Guard Military Education Program by including a Guard member’s spouse or child in this benefit program.

The benefit would pay for 10 semesters/quarters, or five years equivalent, at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education tuition rate.

The Guard member could earn these educational benefits for his or her spouse and/or children by committing to a second obligation of six years with the Pennsylvania National Guard. This would help retain current National Guard members and attract transitioning military service members to Pennsylvania while also supporting Guard families.

The bill now moves to the Senate for its consideration.
 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Working to support people struggling with depression or other mental health conditions, the House recently designated May as “Mental Health Awareness Month” in the Commonwealth.

Mental illness is not always visible, but it affects Pennsylvanians from all walks of life. This invisibility can make people feel isolated and unable to share their experiences.

Only about half of people impacted by mental illness seek treatment, and too many people struggle in silence. It is important that all Pennsylvanians understand mental illness is a biologically based disorder that requires medical attention.

You can learn more about mental health and services available in Pennsylvania by clicking here.
 

Fish for Free Next Weekend
 
If you’ve been thinking about trying fishing or wanting to introduce your child or a friend to the joys of fishing, you’ll have a great chance to do so next weekend!

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will host the first of its two annual Fish for Free Days next Sunday, May 26.

On Fish for Free Days, anyone -- resident or non-resident -- can legally fish on all Pennsylvania waterways without a license.

All other fishing regulations will still apply.

For your convenience, there are even opportunities to borrow equipment from certain sites at state parks and other locations. You can find those locations by clicking here.

The second Fish for Free day is scheduled for Thursday, July 4, 2019.
 
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